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All welcome at Disability Forum annual meeting

Posted by Waveney District Council on 15 May 2018 | Comments

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Residents with physical, sensory or learning difficulties or mental health problems, along with their parents and carers, are invited to attend the Waveney Disability Forum’s AGM later this month.

The meeting is on Thursday 31 May at Riverside in Lowestoft and is open to anyone with a disability living in Waveney. Representatives of disability organisations providing a service within the local area are also welcome.

The Waveney Disability Forum creates an opportunity for people with disabilities and disability organisations in Waveney to come together to consult directly with the Council on the services and facilities which affect them.

Cllr Stephen Ardley, Waveney’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Merger and Communities said:

“The Waveney Disability Forum, with support from the East Suffolk Communities Team, continues to be the collective voice for local people with disabilities. The Forum addresses all issues of disability and works to achieve positive outcomes for the community. Anyone wishing to join the Forum is welcome to attend the meeting and we look forward to seeing you there.”

Current topics being discussed by the Disability Forum include; blue badge parking enforcement, transport, access to Lowestoft beach, health and social care services and leisure activities. Guest speakers will be present to assist with the discussions and respond directly to concerns raised.

The meeting begins at 2pm at Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft. To book your place or for more information about joining the Disability Forum, please contact the East Suffolk Communities Team on 01502 523354 or via stuart.halsey@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.

Blue badge holders may park within the Riverside car park.

The East Suffolk Communities Team comprises teams from Waveney and Suffolk Coastal District Councils and Suffolk County Council.